Recalling Dive Bar, Downtown Crossing, 1982
Please bear with me but I'm trying to remember the name of a place from a trip to Boston to see the Red Sox 25 years ago... any assistance much appreciated.
We were wandering around downtown, visited Filene's and a few other places in Downtown Crossing, when we decided to get some lunch. I recall wandering up a slight hill in what looked like an alley to an old-style bar -- long and narrow, with the bar on the left, a few tables crowded near the front and along the other side, dark and old-looking. It might have had an Irish-type name but don't hold me to that. It didn't look promising but we persevered and found a table among the crowd. I recall having what was a surprisingly good meal and a fun time.
Can anyone help me with the name of the place? Any chance it is still around?
The Province Pub? If so, it was definitely a dive. The only time I went there, some guy with a beard down to his stomach looked up from the bar the second we walked in, yelled "HEY!" then got up and started chasing us, right out of the bar. We ran all the way to the end of the block when we heard him yell, "HEY--ya got a match?"
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